World Intellectual Property Organization

Trinidad and Tobago

Geographical Indications Regulations 1996

 

 

THE GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS REGULATIONS, 1996

PART I
Preliminary

Citation

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Geographical Indications Regulations, 1996.

Interpretation

2. In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires-

"periodical" has the same meaning assigned to it by section 2 of the Patents Act, 1996;

"section" refers to the specified section of the Act.

Fees

Schedule I

3. The fees to be paid in respect of matters arising under the Act or these Regulations shall be those specified in the Schedule of Fees in Schedule I.

Forms Schedule II

4. (1) The forms referred to in these Regulations are those set out in Schedule II.

(2) A requirement under these Regulations to use such a form is satisfied by the use either of a replica of that form or of a form which is acceptable to the Controller and contains the information required by the corresponding form set out in that Schedule.

Language of documents and translations

5. Applications shall be in the English language, and any document forming part of an application or submitted to the Controller pursuant to the Act or these Regulations and which is in a language other than English shall be accompanied by an English translation verified by the translator that the translation is to the best of his knowledge complete and faithful.

Indication of name, address, nationality and residence

6. (1) Names of natural persons shall be indicated by the person's family name and given name or names, the family name being indicated before the given names, and the names of legal entities shall be indicated by their full, official designations.

(2) Addresses shall be indicated in such a way as to satisfy the customary requirements for prompt postal delivery at the indicated address and, in any case, shall consist of all the relevant administrative units, including the house number, if any, and addresses shall also indicate any telegraphic and telex addresses and facsimile and telephone numbers.

(3) Nationality shall be indicated by the name of the State of which a person is a national and legal entities shall indicate the name of the State under whose laws they are constituted and their Registered Office.

(4) Residence shall be indicated by the name of the State of which a person is a resident.

Signatures by partnerships, companies and associations

7. (1) A document purporting to be signed for or on behalf of a partnership shall contain the names of all the partners in full and shall be signed by all the parties or by any partner qualified to sign, stating that he signs on behalf of the partnership, or by any other person who satisfies the Controller that he is authorised to sign the document.

(2) A document purporting to be signed for or on behalf of a body corporate shall be signed by a director or by the Secretary or other principal officer of the body corporate, or by any other person who satisfies the Controller that he is authorised to sign the document.

(3) A document purporting to be signed for or on behalf of an association or persons may be signed by any person who satisfies the Controller that he duly authorized.

Representation by attorney-at-law

8. (1) The appointment of an attorney-at-law shall be by an authorisation of agent which shall be signed by the applicant or, if there are more than one, by each applicant.

(2) The authorisation of agent appointing an attorney-at-law may be filed together with the application or within two months from its filing date and if the appointment is not thus made and is not in accordance with section 8(3) and subregulation (1) any procedural steps taken by the agent, other than the filing of the application, shall be deemed not to have been taken.

PART II
Registration of Geographical Indications

Application for registration

9. The application for the registration of a geographical indication shall be made on Form No. 1 and shall be signed by the applicant or authorised agent.

Withdrawal of application

10. (1) The application may be withdrawn in writing to the Controller and signed by each applicant or authorised agent.

(2) The application fee shall not be refunded if the application is withdrawn.

Marking application

11. (1) Upon receipt, the Controller shall mark on each document making up the application, the actual date of receipt and the application number consisting of the letters TT, slant, the letters GI, slant, the numbers of the year in which the initial papers were received, slant, and a number allotted in the sequential order in which applications are received and where any corrections or other later filed documents are received on different dates, the Controller shall also mark their actual date of receipt in the appropriate place of the request for registration of the geographical indication.

(2) The application number allotted under subregulation (1) shall be quoted in all subsequent communications concerning the application.

Objection to or conditional acceptance of application; hearing

12. (1) If, upon examination in accordance with section 10(1), the Controller objects to the application for registration of a geographical indication, he shall notify the applicant in writing of his objections with all the relevant details and invite the applicant to amend the application, to submit his observations in writing or to apply for a hearing within two months from the date of the notification and if the applicant does not comply with the invitation within the set period, he shall be deemed to have withdrawn his application.

(2) If, upon examination in accordance with section 10(1), the Controller decides to accept the application subject to amendments, modifications, conditions or limitations he shall communicate the decision to the applicant in writing.

(3) If the applicant objects to the amendments, modifications, conditions or limitations, he shall, within two months from the date of the communication, request a hearing or submit his observations in writing.

(4) If the applicant does not object to such amendments, modifications, conditions, or limitations, he shall notify the Controller in writing and amend his application accordingly.

(5) If the applicant does not respond in one way or the other within the set period, he shall be deemed to have withdrawn his application.

(6) The request for a hearing, which shall be accompanied by the prescribed fee, shall be made in writing to the Controller who, upon receiving the same, shall give the applicant at least one month's notice in writing of the date and time when he may be heard.

Refusal of application or conditional acceptance to which applicant objects

13. (1) If, after a hearing or after consideration of the applicant's amendments or observations in writing, the Controller refuses the application or accepts it subject to any amendments, modifications, conditions or limitations to which the applicant objects, he shall communicate his decision to the applicant in writing.

(2) The applicant may, within one month from the date of such communication, upon payment of the prescribed fee, request the Controller to state in writing the grounds of his decision and the material used by him in arriving thereat.

Acceptance of application; publication for opposition

14. (1) If the Controller accepts the application unconditionally or accepts it subject to any conditions or limitations to which the applicant does not object, he shall so notify the applicant, requesting him to pay the publication fee within one month from the date of the notification.

(2) If the publication fee referred to in subregulation (1) is paid within the time limit prescribed, the Controller shall proceed to publish the application setting out-

(a) the geographical indication for which registration is sought;

(b) the name, address and nationality of the natural person or legal entity filing the application, and the capacity in which the applicant is applying for registration;

(c) the name and address of the agent, if any;

(d) the address for service if an agent has not been appointed in accordance with section 8(3) and regulation 8;

(e) the demarcation of the geographical area to which the geographical indication applies;

(f) the goods for which the geographical indication is used;

(g) the quality, reputation or other characteristic of the goods for which the geographical indication is used, and any conditions under which the indication may be used;

(h) the filing date and number of the application.

(3) If the publication fee referred to in subregulation (1) is not paid within the time limit prescribed, the application shall be considered withdrawn.

Opposition

15. (1) The notice of opposition, under section 10(2)(b) shall be given within three months from the date of the publication referred to in regulation 14(2), on Form No. 2, together with payment of the prescribed fee and accompanied by supporting evidence, if any.

(2) The counter-statement referred to in section 10(2)(c) shall be subject to payment of the prescribed fee and shall be given within three months from the date the notice of opposition is sent to the applicant and shall be in writing, stating the grounds upon which the applicant relies for his application and accompanied by supporting evidence, if any.

(3) The request for a hearing under section 10(2)(d) shall be made to the Controller in writing at any time after the filing of the notice of opposition but not later than one month after the expiry of the prescribed period for filing the counter-statement, and the Controller shall give the parties at least one month's written notice of the date set for the hearing, and each party shall, within that period pay the prescribed fee for the hearing.

(4) Where the opponent or the applicant does not reside or carry on business in Trinidad and Tobago, the Controller may require him to give security for the costs of the opposition proceedings for such amount as the Controller thinks fit.

(5) Where the Controller decides to register the geographical indication, as provided in section 10(3), he shall notify the opponent, if any, and the applicant in writing stating the reasons for his decision and, in the case of the applicant, requesting him to pay the registration fee within one month from the date of the notification.

(6) Where the Controller decides to refuse to register the geographical indication, as provided in section 10(3), he shall notify the opponent and the applicant in writing, stating the reasons for his decision.

Registration, publication of reference thereto; issuance of certificate

16. (1) Subject to the payment of the registration fee within the period prescribed in regulation 15(5), the Controller shall register the geographical indication in accordance with section 10(3) and this regulation.

(2) The registration of the geographical indication shall include-

(a) the geographical indication registered;

(b) the demarcation of the geographical area to which the geographical indication applies;

(c) the name and address of the natural person or legal entity in which name the indication is registered;

(d) the name and address of the agent, if any;

(e) the address for service if an agent has not been appointed in accordance with section 8(3) and regulation 8;

(f) the goods for which the geographical indication is used;

(g) the quality, reputation or other characteristic of the goods for which the geographical indication is used and any conditions under which the indication may be used; and

(h) the filing date and number of the application as well as the date of registration.

(3) The publication of the reference to the registration of a geographical indication shall contain the particulars specified in subregulation (2).

(4) The certificate of registration of the geographical indication shall be issued on Form No. 3.

Cancellation or rectification of registration

17. (1) The publication referred to in section 12(2)(b) shall-

(a) identify the geographical indication by setting out the particulars referred to in regulation 16(2);

(b) identify the person or authority which has applied for the cancellation or rectification of the registration of the geographical indication by setting out the name and address of the person or authority and of the representative or agent, if any; and

(c) specify the period within which the persons having the right to use the geographical indication under section 11 may apply to join in the proceedings.

(2) The period to be specified by the Court under section 12(3) shall not be less than one month from the date of the notice or publication, as the case may be.

(3) Where the Court notifies the Controller under section 12(4), that a decision has been taken to cancel or rectify the registration of the geographical indication, the Controller shall, as the case may be, cancel the registration or rectify it in accordance with and in the manner specified in the Court's decision.

(4) The publication, under section 12(4), of the reference to the cancellation or rectification of the registration of a geographical indication shall-

(a) identify the geographical indication by setting out the particulars referred to in regulation 16(2);

(b) indicate that the registration of the geographical indication has been cancelled or rectified, as the case may be, and, if rectified, specify the manner in which the registration has been so rectified; and

(c) cite the court decision by which the registration of the geographical indication has been cancelled or rectified.

Publication

18. Particulars of geographical indications and other proceedings under the Act and any other information required to be published under the Act or these Regulations shall be published, in accordance with the direction of the Controller, in at least one periodical.

PART III
Special Provisions Concerning Marks

Refusal or invalidation of registration of misleading marks

19. (1) The request, under section 17, to refuse or to invalidate the registration of a misleading mark shall be made on Form No. 4 and shall be subject to the payment of the prescribed fee and the procedure set out in regulation 15 shall apply mutatis mutandis.

(2) Where the Controller on his own motion decides to refuse or invalidate the registration of a mark pursuant to section 17, he shall, in writing, so notify the registered proprietor of the mark, stating the reasons for his decision and giving him at least one month to submit a counter-statement and to request a hearing.

(3) If a hearing is requested, the Controller shall give the registered proprietor at least one month's written notice of the date set for the hearing, and the registered proprietor shall, within that period, pay the prescribed fee for the hearing.

(4) The Controller shall notify the registered proprietor in writing of his final decision, stating the reasons therefor.

Refusal or invalidation of registration of a mark conflicting with a geographical indication for wines and spirits

20. (1) The request, under section 18, to refuse or to invalidate the registration of a mark which conflicts with a geographical indication for wines and spirits shall be made on Form No. 5 and shall be subject to the payment of a prescribed fee and the procedure set out in regulation 15 shall apply mutatis mutandis.

(2) Where the Controller on his own motion decides to refuse or invalidate the registration of a mark pursuant to section 18, he shall, in writing, so notify the registered proprietor of the mark stating the reasons for his decision and giving him at least one month to submit a counter-statement and to request a hearing.

(3) If a hearing is requested the Controller shall give the registered proprietor at least one month's written notice of the date set for the hearing and the registered proprietor shall within that period pay the prescribed fee for the hearing.

(4) The Controller shall notify the registered proprietor in writing of his final decision stating the reasons therefor.

Publication of invalidation of registration of mark

21. (1) The Controller shall record and publish a reference to the invalidation of the registration of a mark pursuant to section 17 or 18.

(2) The publication of the reference to the invalidation of the registration of the mark pursuant to section 17 or 18 shall include-

(a) the representation of the mark;

(b) the registration number of the mark;

(c) the name and address of the registered proprietor;

(d) the date of registration;

(e) the list of goods and services in respect of which the mark was registered with an indication of the corresponding class or classes of the International Classification; and

(f) an indication of the grounds on which the registration of the mark has been invalidated.

PART IV
General

22. (1) There shall be furnished to the Controller-

Address for service

(a) by every applicant for the registration of a geographical indication, an address for service in Trinidad and Tobago for the purpose of his application; and

(b) by every person including the applicant for, or the owner of, a geographical indication, as the case may be concerned in any proceedings to which any of these Regulations relate, an address for service in Trinidad and Tobago,

and the address so furnished or, where another address being an address in Trinidad and Tobago has been furnished in place thereof, that address shall be treated for the purposes of that application or those proceedings, as appropriate, as the address of that applicant or, as the case may be, of that person.

(2) Where an agent has been appointed in accordance with section 8(3) and regulation 8, the address of the agent shall, for all purposes connected with the Act and these Regulations, be treated as the address to which communications to the person or persons who appointed the agent shall be transmitted.

Excluded days

23. When the last day for doing any act or taking any proceeding falls on a day when the Intellectual Property Office is not open to the public for business, it shall be lawful to do the act or to take the proceeding on the day when the Intellectual Property Office is next open for business.

Consultation of Register, request for extracts therefrom and for copies of documents Entries of charges in the Register

24. Consultation of the Register shall be subject to payment of the prescribed fee and requests for certified copies of extracts from the Register or for copies of documents shall be made to the Controller in writing and shall be subject to payment of the prescribed fee.

25. The Controller shall cause to be entered in the Register in respect of every geographical indication in addition to the information indicated in regulation 16(2), any change with respect too such information in particular in the name, or address, or address for service indicated therein.

Corrections of errors

26. Corrections of errors, referred to in section 14(1), may be made by the Controller either upon receipt of a request in writing and subject to such terms as he may consider appropriate, or on his own initiative and any correction shall be communicated in writing to all interested persons and where considered necessary shall be published by the Controller.

Extension of time

27. The request for an extension of time, referred to in section 14(2), shall be subject to the payment of the prescribed fee.

Hearing

28. (1) Before exercising adversely to any person any discretionary power given to the Controller by the Act or these Regulations, the Controller shall notify such person, in writing, of the opportunity to be heard thereon, and indicating a time limit, which shall not be less than one month, for filing a request for a hearing.

(2) The request for a hearing shall be in writing and shall be subject to payment of the prescribed fee.

(3) Upon receiving such request, the Controller shall give the person applying, and any other interested persons at least one month's notice, in writing, of the date and time of the hearing.

(4) After hearing the party or parties desiring to be heard, the Controller shall decide the matter and shall notify all parties of this decision and if any party so desires shall give his reason for the decision.

Service by mail

29. Any notice, application or other document sent to the Controller by mail shall be deemed to have been given, made or filed at the time when it would be delivered in the ordinary course of the mail and in proving such sending, it shall be sufficient to prove that the letter containing such notice, application or other document was properly addressed and sent by registered mail.

Directions as to furnishing of documents

30. At any stage of any proceedings before the Controller, he may direct that such documents, information or evidence as he may require be furnished within such period of time as he may fix.

Corrections of irregularities

31. Any irregularity in any procedure before the Controller may be rectified, on such terms as he may direct.

Dispensation by the Controller

32. Where, under these Regulations, any person is to do any act or thing or any document or evidence is required to be produced or filed and it is shown to the satisfaction of the Controller that from any reasonable cause that person is unable to do that act or thing or that that document or evidence cannot be produced or filed, the Controller may, upon the production of such evidence and subject to such terms as he thinks fit, dispense with the doing of any such act or thing, or the production or filing of such document or evidence.

Hours of business

33. The Intellectual Property Office shall be open to the public from Monday to Friday inclusive, each week, between the hours of 9.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m., for all classes of business.

Evidence

34. (1) Where under these Regulations evidence may be filed, it shall be by statutory declaration or affidavit.

(2) The Controller may, if he thinks fit in any particular case, take oral evidence in lieu of or in addition to such evidence and shall allow any witness to be cross examined on his affidavit or declaration.

Statutory declarations and affidavits

35. (1) Any statutory declaration or affidavit filed under the Act or these Regulations shall be made before any officer authorized by law in any part of Trinidad and Tobago to administer an oath for the purpose of any legal proceedings.

(2) Statutory declarations or affidavits made outside Trinidad and Tobago shall be made before a Consul or Notary Public.

SCHEDULE I

(Regulation 3)

FEES

Matter of Proceeding

Amount of Fee

Form

1.

Application for registration of geographical

$500.00

Form No. 1

Indication [Sections 8(1) and 9; Regulation 9]

2.

Request for hearing [(Sections 10(1) and (2)(d),

$100.00

17, 18; Regulations 12(3), 15(3), 19(2), 20(2),

28(2)]

3.

Request to the Controller to state in writing

$50.00

grounds of decision to refuse application or to

accept it subject to conditions [Section 10(1);

Regulation 13]

4.

Publication fee

$50.00

[Section 10(2)(a); Regulation 14(1)]

plus fee payable

To publisher

5.

Notice of opposition to registration of

$100.00

geographical indication

[Section 10(2)(b); Regulation 15(1)]

6.

Counter-statement to notice of opposition

$100.00

[Section 10(2)(c); Regulation 15(2)]

7.

Registration fee [Section 10(3);Regulation 15 (5)]

$2,500.00

8.

Request to refuse or to invalidate

Form No. 4

registration of a misleading mark [Section 17; the

Regulation 19(1)]

9.

Request to refuse or to invalidate the

$250.00

Form No. 5

registration of a mark which conflicts with a

geographical indication for wines and spirits

[Section 18; Regulation 20(1)]

10.

Consultation of Register (for every quarter of

$20.00

an hour or part thereof) (Regulation 24)

11.

Request for certified copies of extracts from

$5.00 per

Register or for copies of documents (per page)

Printed page and

(Regulation 24)

$20.00 to certify

12.

Request for correction of error [Section 14(1);

$20.00

Regulation 26]

13.

Request for extension of time

$150.00

[Section 14(2); Regulation 27]

SCHEDULE II

(Regulation 4)

FORMS

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Form No. 1 (Regulation 9)

For Official Use

GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS ACT

Date of Receipt by

APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION

Intellectual Property Office:

To: The Controller

APPLICATION No.

Intellectual Property Office

(Office's Stamp)

Fees received on:

Applicant's or Attorney's File Reference:

THE APPLICANT(S) REQUEST(S) THE REGISTRATION OF A GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION IN RESPECT OF THE FOLLOWING PARTICULARS:

I. APPLICANT(S)*

Additional information is contained in the supplemental box

Name(s):

Address(es):

Nationality:

Country of residence or principal place of business:

Capacity in which applicant is applying for registration:

Tel. No.

Telegraphic Address:

Telex No.:

Fax No.:

Address for service in Trinidad and Tobago*:

II. ATTORNEY-AT-LAW

The following Attorney-at-law has been appointed by the applicant in the Authorization of Agent:

accompanying this Form

to be filed within two months from the filing of the application for registration [Regulation 8(2)]

Name:

Address:

Tel. No.:

Telegraphic Address:

Telex No.:

Fax No.:

III. GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION

The geographical indication for which registration is sought is the following:

IV. GEOGRAPHICAL AREA

The following is the demarcation of the territory of the country, or region, or locality in that territory, to which the geographical indication applies, and from which the goods for which the geographical indication is used originate:

Additional information, possible in graphic form, maps, etc,

accompanies this Form

is contained in the supplemental box

V. GOODS

The goods for which the geographical indication is used are the following:

VI. QUALITY, REPUTATION OR OTHER CHARACTERISTICS

The quality, reputation or other characteristics of the goods for which the geographical indication is used, and any conditions under which the indication may be used, are the following:

Additional information is contained in the supplemental box

Additional information accompanies this Form

VII. FEES

accompany this Form

VIII. SUPPLEMENTAL BOX*

IX. SIGNATURE(S) ................................. [Applicant(s)**.....................................

(Date)

TO BE FILLED IN BY THE CONTROLLER

Date of receipt of corrections and later filed papers completing the application:

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

For Official Use

Form No. 2 [Regulation 15(1)]

GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS ACT

Notice of opposition received on:

NOTICE OF OPPOSITION

Fees received on:

To: The Controller

Intellectual Property Office

Applicant's or Attorney's File Reference:

I. IN THE MATTER OF:

Application No..........................for Registration of Geographical Indication*

Filing Date of Application:

Published in the periodical of the.................day of.........19....., No......., page.........

II. OPPONENT(S)

Name(s):

Address(es):

Additional information is contained in the supplementary box

Address for service in Trinidad and Tobago**

III. GROUNDS FOR OPPOSITION:

The Grounds for opposition are as follows:

Additional information is contained in the supplemental box

Supporting evidence accompanies this form

IV. ATTORNEY-AT-LAW

The following Attorney at Law has been appointed by the applicant in the Authorization of Agent

accompanying this Form

Name:

Address:

Tel. No.:

Telegraphic Address:

Telex No:

Fax No.:

V. FEES

accompany this Form

VI. SUPPLEMENTAL BOX*

VII. SIGNATURE(S)............................ [Opponent(s)/Attorney**]............................

(Date)

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Form No. 3

GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS ACT

CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION OF

GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION

In accordance with Section 10(3) and Regulation 16(4), it is hereby certified that a geographical indication having the Registration No. ................ has been registered in the name(s) of:

Name(s):

Address(es):

filed on:..................... …...

(date)

on:.............................. in respect of a geographical indication registered pursuant to an application

(date)

being a geographical indication used for:............................................ …..

(goods)

and which applies to:...............................................................................

(geographical area)

A description of the quality, reputation or other characteristic of the goods for which the geographical indication is used and any conditions under which the indication may be used accompanies this certificate.

Date ................................................................

........................................................................

Controller

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

For Official Use

Form No. 4 (Regulation 19)

GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS ACT

Request received on:

REQUEST TO REFUSE OR INVALIDATE

REGISTRATION OF MISLEADING MARK

Fees received on

To: The Controller

Intellectual Property Office

Applicant's or Attorney's File Reference:

I. IN THE MATTER OF:

Application for Registration/Registration No.* of Mark:

Filing/Registration*

Date:

Application/Registration* Published in the periodical

..........................................................................................

(No.)

(Page)

(Date)

II. APPLICANT(S)**

Name(s):

Address(es):

Additional information is contained in the supplemental box

Address for service in Trinidad and Tobago:

III. GROUNDS FOR REQUEST

The Grounds for request to refuse or to invalidate the registration of the above identified mark are as follows:

Additional information is contained in the supplemental box

Supporting evidence accompanies this form

IV. ATTORNEY-AT-LAW***

The following Attorney-at-law has been appointed by the applicant in the Authorization of Agent

accompanying this Form

Name:

Address:

Tel. No.:

Telegraphic Address:

Telex No:

Fax No.:

V. FEES

accompany this Form

VI. SUPPLEMENTAL BOX*

VII. SIGNATURE(S)................. …....... [Applicant(s)/Attorney**]......... ….............

(Date)

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Form No. 5 (Regulation 20)

For Official Use

GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS ACT

Request received on:

REQUEST TO REFUSE OR INVALIDATE

REGISTRATION OF A MARK

CONFLICTING WITH A

GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION FOR

WINES AND SPIRITS

Fees received on:

To: The Controller

Applicant's or Attorney's File Reference:

Intellectual Property Office

I. IN THE MATTER OF:

Application for Registration/Registration No.* of Mark:

Filing/Registration*

Date:

Application/Registration* Published in the periodical:

................................................................................................

(No.)

(Page)

(Date)

II. APPLICANTS**

Name(s):

Address(es):

Additional information is contained in the supplemental box

Address for service in Trinidad and Tobago :

III. GROUNDS FOR REQUEST:

The grounds for request to refuse or to invalidate the registration of the above identified mark are as follows:

Additional information is contained in the supplemental box

Supporting evidence accompanies this form

IV. ATTORNEY-AT-LAW

The following Attorney-at-law has been appointed by the applicant in the Authorization of Agent

accompanying this Form

Name:

Address:

Tel. No.:

Telegraphic Address:

Telex No:

Fax No.:

V. FEES

accompany this Form

VI. SUPPLEMENTAL BOX*

VII. SIGNATURE(S)........ …............. [Applicant(s)/Attorney**]..................................

(Date)

Made this 2nd day of October, 1996.

R. L. MAHARAJ

Minister of Legal Affairs

* The data concerning each applicant must appear in this box or, if the space is insufficient, in the supplemental box.

* Where an Attorney-at-law has been appointed, the address of the Attorney-at-law shall be treated as the address to which any communication shall be transmitted [Regulation 22(2)].

* Use this box if any of the boxes is not large enough to contain information to be furnished. Indicate the boxes continued in this box by their Roman Numerals and title [e.g., "II. APPLICANT(S) (continued)"].

** Type name(s) under signature(s). The typed names and signatures of all applicants should appear (one below the other).

* If there is more than one person or competent authority, together, opposing the registration of the geographical indication, the data concerning each opponent must appear in this box or, if the space is not sufficient, in the supplementary box.

** Where an Attorney-at-law has been appointed; the address of the Attorney-at-law shall be treated as the address to which communication shall be transmitted [Regulation 22(2)].

* Use this box if any of the boxes are not large enough to contain information to be furnished. Indicate the boxes continued in this box by their Roman Numerals and title [e.g., "II. OPPONENT(S) (continued)"].

** Type name(s) under signature and delete whichever does not apply. The typed names and signatures of all opponents should appear (one below the other).

* Delete whichever does not apply.

* Delete whichever does not apply.

* Delete whichever does not apply.

** If there is more than one person or competent authority, together, requesting the refusal or invalidation of the registration of the trade mark, the date concerning each applicant must appear in this box or, if the space is not sufficient, in the supplemental box.

*** Where an Attorney-at-law has been appointed, the address of the Attorney-at-law shall be treated as the address to which communication shall be transmitted (Regulation 22(2)].

* Use this box if any of the boxes are not large enough to contain information to be furnished. Indicate the boxes continued in this box by their Roman Numerals and title [e.g. "II. APPLICANT(S) (continued)"].

** Type name(s) under signature and delete whichever does not apply. The typed names and signatures of all applicants should appear (one below the other).

* Delete whichever does not apply.

* Delete whichever does not apply.

* Delete whichever does not apply.

** If there is more than one person or competent authority, together, requesting the refusal or invalidation of the registration of the trade mark, the data concerning each applicant must appear in this box or, if the space is not sufficient, in the supplemental box.

Where an Attorney-at-law has been appointed, the address of the Attorney-at-law shall be treated as the address to which communication shall be transmitted [Regulation 22(2)].

* Use this box if any of the boxes are not large enough to contain information to be furnished. Indicate the boxes continued in this box by their Roman Numerals and title [e.g. "II. APPLICANT(S) (continued)"].

** Type name(s) under signature and delete whichever does not apply. The typed names and signatures of all applicants should appear (one below the other).

 

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